Title

Stress and Coping Activity:Reframing Negative Thoughts

Department

Psychological Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Teaching of Psychology

Publication Date

2011-01-01

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

36

Last Page

39

Abstract

Stress management and coping techniques are not only relevant in many psychology courses but also personally relevant for undergraduate students. In this article, the authors describe an activity designed to provide students with practice evaluating and challenging negative self-talk. Students responded to scenarios individually, were paired with another student to challenge erroneous and negative thoughts, and then joined with another pair of students to discuss the activity generally. When compared to students who heard a lecture about reframing and negative self-talk, students who participated in the activity were more likely to advise negative thinkers to challenge their thoughts and beliefs. © 2011, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Keywords

collaborative learning, coping, negative self-talk, stress management

DOI

10.1177/0098628310390852

https://doi.org/10.1177/0098628310390852

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